FINALLLLLLLYYYYYY someone has covered Olivia Rodrigo’s breakthrough heartbreak anthem ‘drivers license’ for triple j’s Like A Version and we’re so glad it was Middle Kids.

It’s been months since ‘drivers license’ dropped but then rare pop juggernaut still has total dominion over our psyches. It’s the kind of visceral, asphyxiating teenage yearning that I haven’t felt since Lorde released Pure Heroine way back when. GOD! what is it with pop songs about driving around the suburbs that triggers some kind of emotional regression?

Anyway, Middle Kids hit the triple j studios to deliver a scorching cover of the track. The cover arrives on the release day of Olivia Rodrigo’s highly-anticipated (extremely! fucking! good!) debut album, SOUR. 

“We just put the Middle Kids blueprint across the song and just went, ‘ching ching ching’,” Middle Kids’ Hannah said.

“It’s struck a chord with people. There’s a deep emotion to it. I think we often look for deep emotion in songs we’re thinking of recording,” Tim Fitz added. Naturally, the Middle Kids cover is perfect. God! the song may as well have been written for them.  Check it out below.

Watch Middle Kids cover ‘drivers license’ by Olivia Rodrigo for Like A Version

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The band also cracked off a performance of their track ‘Stacking Chairs’ off their excellent second album, Today We’re The Greatest. 

Watch Middle Kids perform ‘Stacking Chairs’ for Like A Version

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